Ohioans at Low Risk

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A company that has studied data breaches says personal information is at much greater risk when a particular person or small group of people is targeted.

Thomas Oscherwitz of San Diego based I-D Analytics says the
average person is much more at risk if someone goes through their garbage than if they are part of a large data breach.

The staggering amount of Social Security numbers and other
personal information contained on a stolen state computer tape has
worried Ohio residents.

It's also led Governor Strickland to call nearly daily briefings since the device was stolen a week ago.

Jay Foley of the Identity Theft Resource Center says identity
theft can happen to any individual.

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